Friday, February 20, 2009

Senate Not Likely To Oust Sen. Roland Burris Anytime Soon

U.S. Senator Roland Burris (D-IL), walks past the media after speaking at a City Club of Chicago luncheon February 18, in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson / Getty Images

From The L.A. Times:

The new senator from Illinois arrived under a cloud that has only grown -- but the Senate rarely expels its own members.

Reporting from Washington -- Though Roland Burris had some trouble being admitted to the U.S. Senate, he will not be easily expelled now that he has arrived.

It takes a vote of two-thirds of the senators to oust a member, and the last senators to be formally expelled were charged with supporting the rebels during the Civil War.

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My Comment: The last U.S. Senator that was expelled was during the Civil War. Hmmmm .... I guess Sen. Roland Burris is going to be in the Senate until the next election in 2010.

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